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The Dead Live at Roseland Ballroom on 2009-03-30

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The Dead Live at Roseland Ballroom on 2009-03-30

Topics The Dead

Uncle John's Band
Eyes Of The World...
St Stephen>
Dark Star>
Sugar Magnolia

Not Fade Away

Collection TheDead
Band/Artist The Dead
Venue Roseland Ballroom
Location New York , NY

Source 2x Beyerdynamic MC930's(Matched Stereo Pair)(OTRF) >Canare Cables>Digi-Mod- Edirol- UA5>Creative Nomad JB3(44.1 khz)
Lineage JB3>Nomad Explorer>Wavlab 5.0(fades/track cuts)>Traders Little Helper>Flac 16bit
Taped by Muletaper
Transferred by Muletaper


Roseland, NYC 3/30/09

Uncle John's Band
Eyes Of The World...
St Stephen>
Dark Star>
Sugar Magnolia

Not Fade Away

2x Beyerdynamic MC930's(Matched Stereo Pair)(OTRF) >
Canare Cables>Digi-Mod- Edirol- UA5>Creative Nomad JB3(44.1 khz)

JB3>Nomad Explorer>Wavlab 5.0(fades/track cuts)>Traders Little Helper>Flac 16bit
Recorded from DFC-OTS at SBD@13.5 ft high
Recorded/Edited by MULETAPER
No .DA.E.

** FREE show #3 AT Roseland


Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 12, 2009
Subject: Everyone has one....
I've never, ever walked out of a Dead show saying these guys suck only to have them blow me away the next night..The worst I've experienced in my over 150 show career was not being pleased with all the songs played or the shortness of the show. The Grateful Dead, is the one thing in my life that had NEVER disapponited me in any way. As for the taking the name, The Dead. I think I agree with Ole Uncle John, they should have stuck with The Other Ones or Something else completely original, after all, those of us that traveled many thousands of miles over the last thirty years to see Jerry and the boys play have always referred to them as the Dead..It's nothing new to us... Warren Haynes kicks ass no matter what band he plays for and the man has a tremendous amount of respect for Jerry so he can play Dead songs for me anytime he would like to..The man is a guitar God...As for these free shows, it was a nice thiung to do but I heard that everyone that showed up at roseland got in and that was not the rule..Those of us who obeyed the rules missed a last chance opportunity to see the band play for free, no matter what they played....Thats it for this other one...
Reviewer: MULE TAPER - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2009
Subject: 3-30-09
the boys are back and I was happy to be able to capture it!

Thanks to the folks at

I dont care who bashes this band,I saw a good part of the tour... and lots of highlights all around.Good to see them back in action.

enjoy this recording!

Reviewer: jeff bovee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 30, 2009
Subject: Lottery Winner and Huge Fan
i couldn't believe i got to witness this show with 400 people in NYC and in a tiny venue.
The band were laid back and really gettin' in to the playing/Jams and the overall feeling was were back and ready to do this right. Magical-full bar / smoking section / no lines in the bathrooms. Like nothing i will ever see again for sure.The Dead ? the Grateful Dead it's still the same no matter how you slice it. These guys have been doing this shit for 40 years Get on he bus.............
Reviewer: RMilite - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2009
Subject: gimme a break
anyone who would be presumptious enough to review a PUBLIC DRESS REHERSAL does NOT get it.
Thanks to everyone in the GD for making MY monday night very special!!!
Reviewer: DEETS - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 23, 2009
Subject: Triumph
Very nice show! The boys were on a mission to impress and they did not let us down.

Kick ass show. Each song brought me to the peak and wanting more....especially EOTW, Dark Star and Sugar Mags!

Congrats to the Dead for exposing themselves to the 2000s and not being afraid to lay it on the line!

Thank you!
Reviewer: morningdew1992 - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 23, 2009
Subject: sigh
listening to this makes me wanna listen to 3-22-90 or 8-22-93 ...or one from the vault or 3-29-90 or anything from's hard to hear this new band and not feel like it tarnishes what the grateful dead were able to the same time i wouldn't begrudge bob, phil mickey and bill the opportunity to play these songs...ahhwell, at least they played a free show..
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 23, 2009
Subject: I was there
I was one of the lucky to get tickets through a friend and it was really cool to come in at 10PM and pass under FREE THE DEAD sign at Roseland.

Here is what the bottom line is: for those of you that blasted this show based on sound alone and that it is 'too painful to hear' shame on you. This setting is unequaled in my over 30 years of seeing shows and the boys came out and played warts and all on borrowed instruments.

I liked this show so much more than Albany and while it did take a while to get going, it was very cool to be there and be a part of. Chill out, you cannot measure all shows on sound alone. They did this with no pyrotechnics and pretty stripped down and everyone that was dialed in enough to get in was stoked believe me.
Reviewer: Loser_Boy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: Free the Dead
only when you think these guys can't surprise you, a 3 free show day. wow.
Reviewer: Mjula - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: Sounds great....but
I think this sounds excellent! I give Warren and of course Bobby a lot of credit for their excellent vocals. After all these years, Phil still can't sing and should not!
Reviewer: Nupsdog - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: Hey Slacker
This sounds like crap. :oP

See you in Albany....
Reviewer: Ole Uncle John - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: First 3:30 is the best part...
...and then they start to play and they sound little different than any of the GD cover bands out there. Why in the world start with a song Warren sings??

Should have stuck with 'The Other Ones' or maybe 'The Older Ones', going by 'The Dead' really makes the whole thing rather sad.

I'm sure some will have fun going, especially those who missed the band beyond description, but why listen to this a second time with all the superior shows available at LMA??
Reviewer: johnnychan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: Best Of The Three......
I think we are all in for a treat as the tour grows. This show is not bad and the Cassidy is very nice! Jerry is dead and the incarnations of all the other band since have been amazing! Just sit back remember why we all keep coming back and be thankful for all we have and have been given. There will be the day that even the worst show you ever saw you will be begging to be back in that room or amphitheater! They gave their all for so many years people! Give your all back to them and don't look for perfection...none of us have it! Give thanks because tomorrow is promised to no one! "See how it feel's in the end"!Peace!
Reviewer: mid-maine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2009
Subject: pretty darn good
i've listened to this a few times during the last week (grabbed it elsewhere a couple of days after the show). i must say, my first listen, on computer speakers left me, well, saying, "meh!"

once burnt to a disc, transported home, playing while hanging out, suddenly i stopped during the althea and said to myself, "hmmm . . . better than first impression." after a few more listenings, my ears have found more and more to like.

for me, this is a really valuable treasure as both warren and jeff stand back a little and allow the "core 4" to breathe. rather than the duel gun approach of the q, the triple guitar double keys wash of the '04 dead, this version opens up spaces nicely. it is understated and allows phil's sound to FILL.

it's always a matter of perception, basing judgments on past ear-experience, personal tastes, etc. for my two cents? this is a good show and this band is going to dial "it" right in to the arenas. these guys are not done becoming.
Reviewer: ouldschool - favoritefavorite - April 12, 2009
Subject: Been here before!
Well I have to say that musically this is painful to hear. On the other hand If you've seen Warren with Phil or with the Dead in 2004 you know that the Magic still happens. Besides, how many times have you found yourself asking "what the hell am i doing here? These guys suck!" the first show of a run, only to get smoked the next night?
I would give it 1 star but because Im an optimist, I'll throw in another. So don,t sell your tix to the lowest bidder! This will be good.
I'm traveling from Costa Rica to catch the last ever Spectrum shows. See you in the lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: ticktocktyler - favorite - April 12, 2009
Subject: "Is this not what you expected to see?"
I got the concept of "The Other Ones". Very tongue in cheek and original,and a hint of sour grapes. They played well then. I respected that. Carry on the tradition and the music in a respectful way for both themselves, the legion of fans and their fallen de facto leader. But like so many good ideas they had and then inexplicably dropped( View From The Vaults series, for example), The Other Ones disintegrated,to be replaced by "The Dead".
When I heard about the Valentines day show in 2003 and the name change, I knew then it was over. The name itself is trite and puerile. Embarrassingly so. It's also self serving. It also insinuated a certain degree of gullibility on the part of the fans, which, as far as it concerned me, was a mistake.
What has ensued is a lack of integrity and a slacking in musical ability, as these recent shows bear out. The nice things about live recordings is that you can hear exactly what went down. What has gone down since the demise of the Other Ones is deplorable. $100 to $200 per ticket to see and hear indifference and sloppiness? I think not. I believe they are counting on your wistful longing for days gone by and taking advantage of your sense of community.
The playing sucks. It's o.k. to admit it. It won't make you a monster. To name yourselves"The Dead" is one thing, but in order to make up for the stupid name, you should probably lay down some blistering shows and garner a new reputation for yourselves both creatively and musically. They've done neither. If I were Warren Haynes, I'd stay as far away from them as I could get.
Put this idea in your pipes and smoke it: The "Road Trips" series sell briskly. In fact, all of the releases from the Garcia days do. Lets have "The Dead" release a series of their boards of shows recently and let's see how many people line up for those. Some would be sold, to be sure, but not in the numbers of the road trips, DP's, and all the other special projects that concern days gone by.
I'm not trying to be bitter about this, but this band needs to step up and grow some integrity and remember where they came from if they want to bear that kind of mantle. It's a serious shafting they're giving to their legacy, their fans, their dead leader and themselves. If they are going to be indifferent, they should retire. Music shouldn't be about indifference or laziness or self assumption. These guys aren't what they used to be. In "95, when Garcia was checking out, you could hear them playing for their lives trying to compensate for Garcias apathy and illnesses. They carried a lot of those shows.
Now, they need to carry their own weight or just go away.
One persons opinion.
Reviewer: NewYorkBingo - favorite - April 12, 2009
Subject: The Dead are dead!
Wow, I wouldn't pay $10, let alone $100 to hear these guys. Sad, how bad they sound.
Reviewer: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 11, 2009
Subject: dose the non believers!!! :)
takes a little getting use to at first.then it gels toghether just fine to my ears!! i like it!! keep on keeping on!!
Reviewer: shorthopper88 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 11, 2009
Subject: Awsome
I dont understand the bad reviews so far. Im really not being biased, this show is pretty damn good. you can tell the boys are having fun jamming out these songs together again, you can hear it in the music. Warren Haynes blends in so well, his leads seem so natural. You can tell their listening to each other a lot and really letting some nice free-form, relaxed jamming come out.
Maybe its not for everyone though, if your one of those "i only want Jerry" people. or if your only into early era dead. But im convinced if you give this music an honest chance you will be pleasantly surprised. (This tour is something specail IMO)
Reviewer: dnavillus - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2009
Subject: Free the Dead
People these shows were free. It was part of a promotion and also partly to start working out the bugs for the tour...they would have made you pay if they were going to blow your socks off!!!! There were some nice do you want?
Reviewer: abde - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2009
Subject: ...
Hey Sparky,

I sincerly doubt you can play better than Warren. But whatever helps you sleep at night.

Great Show, Great Recording!
Reviewer: BasicBlack - favorite - April 10, 2009
Subject: WTF??!!?!
Are you kidding me? Aside from the funky bass line Phil throws down on St. Stephen, this completely blows. I was really expecting much better, hope it is for the shows that aren't free. Warren Haynes is a much better guitarist and vocalist than this.

Nice recording, but I've heard garage band renditions that are far superior to this.
Reviewer: Zooomabooma - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2009
Subject: Check Out The Blender Show
Hey BataviaSparky (and anyone) -- if you haven't checked out the Blender Theatre show, do so. I don't know why but I dig that one more than Roseland. Maybe at Roseland they were a little tired and earlier in the evening they had more spunk. Blender Theatre feels like they are so loose and their playing is effortless and alive. I didn't have that feeling when listening to Roseland.
Reviewer: 1974 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2009
Subject: very nice
sounds like the 80s i bet we wish all wish so thankyou achive.
Reviewer: BataviaSparky - favoritefavorite - April 10, 2009
Subject: well...
OK folks, I'm tryin' real hard here- REAL HARD- to like this band. You know I love the tunes! So why does this BLOW? I cherry-picked about 45 mins. worth of critical listening and boy did I come away unimpressed. Most definitely not worth any further listening. Althea was OK, despite uninspired vocals from all parties involved. The longer Cassidy had me curious for its length, as I always wished the Gratefuls would have stretched it out a bit. What drivel from Warren on this one! The rest of the band peeks at something bigger, but Haynes' lead is, well, I could have done better and I am a novice player at best. BOOORRRIIINNNGGG. Dark Star is mindless wandering, not grabbing me a bit. NFA is actually SLIGHTLY saucy, not enough to get this performance beyond 2 stars, generous, I believe. BTW- great recording!
Reviewer: deadheadjerbear69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2009
Subject: dank
this is pretty dank right here
Reviewer: Termite74 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2009
Subject: yes
So glad for this, the Archive just keeps gettin' better. Thanks to all tapers, truly the historians of the scene!
Reviewer: Bufo Alvarus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2009
Subject: Nice recording!
Nice recording brother!
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